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I'm excited to have my first Suzuki Manji on order and I was going to use to use it for this challenge...but mail order arrival dates are a crap shoot so I decided to start off with a harp already on hand. I used my Lee Oskar Low F. And this is the first video where I've played back through an amp. I'm using a Fender Mustang 1.
The video quality sucks as, once again, I was so dang lazy that I used my TV as a light source and the image focuses in an out like a bad LSD trip . But I'm basically pleased with the sound. I like using an amp. And holding the mic seems to put my hands in a more comfortable position than just holding the harp.
Hey, thanks so much Andy and Richard.
Give yourself SOME credit for doing a search first. Try this for starters -
Be Blues...And Jazz,
Suave Blues Man
That was really good!
Pretty damn good, I like the octave switch, may have to try that one.
Sounds pretty good to me, not much needing work on.
Here's an early version of Summertime. I really like Andy's idea of recording a few clips to see the progress. Hopefully those bent notes will show signs of improvement over the month. I just started working on bending notes this summer, so there's a ways to go. That's my talented husband Jeff on the ukulele.
This summer I've been playing quite a bit with the amp. I tapped our system by plugging in my 15 watt amp (a foot cube) into the monitor section of the main board. I aim this one back at the band allowing everyone to hear the balance, but that's normal. The main point is that with the amp working I can gauge how close to get to the mic when I'm playing background as opposed to main melody. It adds another level of control, and at this point: I'd suggest you experiment and find if it doesn't help you. Of course the electronics make it easier to tape and analyze later, as well.
So my system is a Shure 50 Mic (straight) and a 15 watt guitar practice amp, and I'm having lots of fun with them.
I'm in, Andy! And, if that's the plan, it will definitely influence my song picks for next month.
Keith, you're way ahead of me. I'd never even heard this one before.
Really cool version, Andy! I love your hand wa. You know, I tried that a lot while recording a clip of On Top of Old Smoky for Howard Levy's online school. it's funny because when I was recording, I'd hear it fine, but not at all when going back and listening to the clip. I guess I didn't have the effect strong enough for the camera to pick up. Did you ever find that in recording a video? Your bent notes sure do add a lot of emotion to the song.
Okay, you've got me inspired now. My goal is to have an early version up this weekend.
One person + one harp = sound.
Having more just gives you a choice.
If what you have is what you want, no problem.
If you want an amp, go get one.
We are all different, & should accept that in others.
Likely you can edit the title to say it was sold, other than that, I think you would have to contact the moderator.
Trouble is, none of my harmonicas play the same, so I've developed a significant flexibility in playing such that my playing overall has improved. Also reeds perform differently depending on their length etc, so I can't use same techniques on a high key, such as D, as compared with a low F. Every song plays differently on each harp.
Doesn't mean you have to play more than one or better because you do, but it certainly helps.
But it's not for us to say whether you should have more than one before going for an amp. Whatever you want to maintain the rage is fine by me.
I tried 'playing' it yesterday - it didn't sound anything like I remember hearing it!
I certainly couldn't have done that.
Yeah, not helping. I have been playing for six years, yes i only have the one harmonica, but to assume that i don't know how to play because i dont have a huge swath of harmonica's is not just rude its mean.
And im also trying to get set up for recording myself playing. so thanks for the not help.